The Archer Center in Washington D.C. , named for retired Congressman and and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer of Texas, has for more than ten years sponsored a Washington D.C. semester program for undergraduates, combining three UT System courses and an internship. The decision was made recently to expand the program to graduate students at UT System component institutions as well.
Applications for this program will be accepted from UT Arlington graduate students this fall for a limited number of positions next summer. The program consists of two 5000-level courses: Federal Policymaking (3 hours) and Policy Internship (6 hours) at a venue of the student’s choice. Credits may be applied to degree plans in consultation with each student’s chair and faculty supervisor. This is an intensive12-week program (tentative dates for the 2013 session are May 28-August 16).
The cost is $3,900 in lieu of nine graduate hours of tuition and fees. Housing in comfortable townhomes on Capitol Hill is available for $3,028.
Ms. Sally Lemmon, Associate Director of the Archer Center in Washington D.C., will present an information session for UT Arlington students September 4, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Honors College Reading Room (College Hall 108).
She will describe the academic program, living arrangements, and internship possibilities for summer 2013, and will answer questions. The deadline for applications is November 7, 2012.
Further information on the program (including application materials) can be found on the Archer Center website.